March 14th, 2017
Winter Storm Stella had me in complete lock down. So I thought it might be a good time to review some of the images I've been working on since the year began. I was quickly struck by how varied the range of light these winter months have given us. I know, those friends and family who live or at least spend your winter months luxuriating in the sun's warm may not get it. But for those of us who must endure the occasional blizzard, these are the rewards, meager as they may be.
Just a hour or so after the Higgins Beach photos (barely long enough to thaw out my fingers) I headed over to Two Lights. While Higgins has a long sloping sandy beach, just a few miles to the east is the rugged, more typical Maine rocky shore. The wind was howling from the north, knocking the tops off the waves has well has holding them up until they crashed on the shore line. The mid afternoon, backlighting made for dramatic images. One of the advantages of winter light in the northern latitudes (43.7N here in Portland) is that the sun, when there is sun, stays much lower in the sky.